Last Updated on December 23, 2021
This season, Kevin Anderson missed almost the entire clay section of the season, making only appearances in Estoril and at Roland Garros, but did not perform well anywhere. Before the main event at Wimbledon, Anderson played five matches on grass, winning only two of them against weaker opponents. Anderson is now in the second round of Wimbledon playing against Novak Djokovic and no matter what the result of the match, Kevin will earn 87.750 euros for getting to the second round of the competition.
In this article, we’ll look at where else Anderson is making money.
|18 000 000$
|18 May 1986
Johannesburg, South Africa
|2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
|Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Kevin Anderson Career
Kevin Anderson was born on May 18, 1986 in Johannesburg, South Africa. His parents instilled in him and his brother Gregory a love of sports from an early age. Both boys trained so hard and performed so convincingly for their age that the family decided to move to the United States where they could get a full education while working with the best coaches.
More goal-oriented and active Kevin started his professional carrier in the University of Illinois, where he alternated between athletics and tennis. He made his debut on world courts in 2004. Interestingly, his first Futures Series tournament (Gaborone, Botswana) brought Kevin the title, which is rare for a young tennis player.
Nevertheless, the young athlete progressed slowly. He did not win his debut Challenger trophy until three seasons later, but in 2008 for the first time in his career he was able to qualify for the majors (Australia), and then reached the ATP tournament finals in Las Vegas. Despite failing to win the trophy, Kevin is climbing up into the top 100. The same year he tries his hand at the Olympics for the first time, but gets stopped in the second round.
First ATP Trophy
Kevin Anderson wins his first Grand Slam bout in 2009 and keeps showing good results on Challenger level, but the high score comes in 2011, when Anderson wins his first ATP trophy in Johannesburg. Gradually improving his stats, the South African made it to the semi-finals in Vienna and into the top 40.
In 2012 Kevin won his second ATP title (Delray Beach). His main rival in this period was Tomas Berdych to whom the South African lost time and again (Australian Open, Wimbledon, Masters at Indian Wells). Nevertheless, steady progress soon allowed Anderson to enter the top 20.
In the 2014-2017 seasons, Kevin purposefully improved his game, going further and further down the Grand Slam tournament circuit time after time. After missing much of 2016 and early 2017 due to injury, the South African sagged noticeably in the rankings, so he returned to the court super-motivated. The result was not long in coming: in August he reached the finals of the US Open for the first time, beating such opponents as Borna Coric, Sam Querrey and Pablo Carreno Busta. However, he was defeated in the finals by Rafael Nadal, who won 3-6, 3-6, 4-6.
US Open: World No.1 Rafael Nadal beats 28th seed Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in final to win his 16th Grand Slam title pic.twitter.com/wezZQvDLHE
— NDTV (@ndtv) September 10, 2017
A year later Kevin repeated his achievement, this time at Wimbledon. His opponent was more serious: on his way to the final he defeated Gael Monfils and Roger Federer, but lost the title fight to Novak Djokovic 2-6, 2-6, 6-7 (3).
Novak Djokovic is #Wimbledon 2018 Champion!
— Bolarinwa Olajide (@iambolar) July 15, 2018
Anderson soon climbs to a record fifth singles ranking. At the end of the year he takes part for the first time in the ATP Finals, where he makes it to the semi-finals.
Thereafter, Anderson’s results began to decline. Already in the following season, he drops out of Wimbledon in the third round and ends the year with just one title, narrowly missing out on the top 100.
In 2020, because of the pandemic, Anderson was unable to gain good form and win at least one trophy.
Kevin Anderson Endorsements
Kevin Anderson collaborates with the following brands: Dunlop is a well-known manufacturer of tennis equipment and sportswear manufacturer; Guinot is a French skincare cosmetics company. Previously, Kevin’s sports apparel sponsor was the Lotto company;
Kevin Anderson Net Worth
In 2021 Kevin earned $182,547 in prize money for 9 matches in various tournaments. During his professional career, Anderson earned $17,233,849 in prize money according to the official ATP website. We estimated Kevin Anderson’s net worth at $18 000 000.